Sport


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DRSSA offers a wide array of sports – competitive and social - for people of all ages and skill levels.

 

Athletics

Archery

Boccia – social & competitive

Controlled Scuba Experience - Immersion Therapy

Fencing 

Golf                                                                                

Hand cycling

Horse Riding

Indoor Rowing

Lawn Bowls

Push & Powered Sports – for electric and manual chair users

Canoe (Kayak)

Sailing

Swimming

Target Shooting

Table Tennis

Tennis

Ten Pin Bowling

Wheelchair Rugby (Murderball)

Wheelchair Basketball

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ATHLETICS

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The athletics program (track & field) is administered through Athletics SA. There are social and competitive activities for people of all ages and abilities with direct pathways available through to State, National, International & Paralympic competitions.

For specific para-athlete information:

www.athleticssa.com.au - click on the Athletes tab, then on the Para tab in the drop down menu.

Activities are held at SANTOS Stadium on Wednesday afternoons.

Cost: Differs depending on age & activity

For further information:

Natasha Hudoba

Participation Coordinator – Athletics SA

P: 8354 3477

W: www.athleticssa.com.au

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ARCHERY

An excellent activity for athletes of all ages and abilities and a great social day out for family & friends.

Archery is conducted through the Adelaide Archery Club, located on the corner of Bundeys Road & War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide.

Everyone new to archey is required to participate in a 3-week course which is conducted 4 times a year.

Cost: $60 per annum, including course

For further information:

Adelaide Archery Club

P: 8239 0101 (9.00am – 7.00pm, weekdays)

E: info@adelaidearchery.org.au

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BOCCIA

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Boccia is a bowling game for players of all ability levels (similar to the Italian game of ‘bocce’). It requires concentration, strategy and accuracy rather than strength. Boccia can be played socially at various locations around Adelaide all year round through SCOSA and competitively between October and April through Boccia South Australia. Nationals are held each year in May.

Cost: dependent on age, ability and location

For further information:

Boccia SA

W: www.bocciasouthaustralia.org

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 CONTROLLED SCUBA EXPERIENCE - IMMERSION THERAPY

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The Immersion Therapy Program has many benefits including being active while in a weightless environment, it can also be very rewarding socially as most diving people love sharing their stories from around the world and helping others create theirs.  

If you don't think the ocean is for you then that's fine, as Determined2 have developed a fun, safe and exciting way to experience scuba while never leaving the comfort of your local pool. This removes many of the barriers that currently exist.

Determined2 have developed a unique opportunity for people with severe spinal injuries to experience freedom of movement in a weightless environment. D2 have held successful trials with a participant with a c4-c5 complete spinal injury, and several participants with lower complete spinal injuries, with great success. Participants have recorded a high level of both mental and physical stimulation.

Expected outcomes from our program are as follows:

    • Complete weightlessness with freedom of movement
    • Stimulation of muscles otherwise rarely used
    • Mental stimulation
    • Rewarding feeling of accomplishment
    • Connection to community by joining the disability recreation and sports membership group
    • Opportunity to continue multiple session, and even enter into recreational diving
    • Social interaction and inclusion

For further information:

www.determined2.com.au 

Or 

Jacob Gracey at DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

This program is proudly supported by Clubs SA

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FENCING

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Trott Park Fencing Club has been in operation since 1993 and has been based at the Sheidow Park Primary School gym since 2011. Catering for fencing enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, they are a non-profit, community club who always welcome new members.

Location: Sheidow Park Primary School Gym

21-43 Adams Road, Sheidow Park, enter from Alkira Road. On-site parking at the rear of the school

Time: Wednesday during school terms from 7.00 – 9.00pm

Cost: Annual club membership is $30 for active members and $5 for supporters

For further information:

Trott Park Fencing Club

Call: Jenny - 8322 6598 or Jonathan – 7007 5517

W: www.trottparkfencinglcub.org.au

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Fencing SA

E: secretary@fencingsa.org.au

W: www.fencingsa.org.au

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GOLF

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The No Handicap Golf Club is a fully inclusive golfing group for people with a physical disability. For the total novice, social player of those looking for a bit of tournament action, the No Handicap Gold Club is for you. Even if you don’t know how to play or own any equipment – we’ll be more than happy to teach you.

Location: Adelaide Shores Golf Course

Time: Golf clinics are held fortnightly on Saturdays.

On course days (9 holes) are held bi-monthly on Sundays. 

Cost: Clinics $20.00

Course Days $30.00 (9 holes)

No-Handicap-Golf-Flyer.pdf click here

For further information:

Jacob Gracey at DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

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HAND CYCLING

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Cycling was introduced as a Paralympic sport in Seoul in 1988 and is now practised in more than 40 countries. 

Depending on disability classification, riders use a bicycle, tricycle, tandem or handcycle. Para-cycling competitions include road and track events for both men and women, with cyclists grouped together according to disability classification. The main world Para-cycling events include the Paralympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and World Cups.

Within Australia, the National Championships and National Handcycle Series (NHS) are the major Para-cycling events.

In 2013, with the assistance of the Cycling SA Para Cycling Coordinator, Kimberley Conte, Cycling SA added Para Cyclist classifications to its State Titles for the first time.

DRSSA coordinates social rides on a regular basis (weather permitting) at various locations around Adelaide.

For further information:

Jacob Gracey at DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

DRSSA hires hand cycles to members for a small fee.

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HORSE RIDING

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All our horsey activities are conducted by Riding for the Disabled Association SA Inc. RDASA is a voluntary, not for profit, organisation providing horse riding and related activities as sport, active recreation and basic therapy for people with disabilities.

Through horse riding at RDA SA, people of all ages can enjoy a safe, stimulating and healthy activity.

Location: various locations throughout Adelaide & South Australia

Cost: depends on age & activity

For further information:

Riding for the Disabled SA Inc

215 Portrush Road, Maylands

P: 8331 1833

E: admin@rdasa.org.au

W: www.drasa.org.au

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INDOOR ROWING

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Rowing SA have developed a program for people with a disability to learn rowing at their indoor training facility at West Lakes. With a big screen that can track your progress and simulate race conditions – you can even race against your friends – this is a great way to learn the art of rowing and sculling before venturing out on the water.

For further information:

Jacob Gracey

DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

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LAWN BOWLS

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The DRSSA Lawn Bowls program is conducted every Monday afternoon during the Lawn Bowls season at Clearview Bowling Club, Gordon Avenue, Clearview (just off Hampstead Road).

The club was founded in 1963 and offers mixed bowling for over 260 members plus another 150 ‘Night Owlers’ who enjoy the evening social events ‘Get On The Green’ competition over Summer.

The club is also renowned for it’s support of people with a disability having been selected as the host for National & International events for those qualified under the Multi-Disability Code.

Location: Clearview Bowling Club

Gordon Road, Clearview

Cost: Free

For further information:

Jacob Gracey

DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

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PUSH & POWERED SPORTS

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PAP Sports are ideal for people in electric wheelchairs. Three team sports are offered - hockey, touch football, balloon soccer.

Powerchair Football is one of the fastest growing sports for people with a disability in the world with over 40 countries competing at the highest level. It is hoped that PAP Soccer will become a Paralympic sport in Japan in 2020.

SA and DRSSA are proud that our member Damien Porter has just been chosen to represent Australia in an inaugural Australia vs Brazil match in Rio ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Location: St Paul’s College

792 Grand Junction Road, Gilles Plains

Time: Mondays during school terms from 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: $25.00 per season

For further information:

Jacob Gracey

DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

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PARA CANOE (KAYAK)

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Sharing many similarities with the sport in general, para canoe incorporates both the canoe and kayak disciplines, providing people with a physical or intellectual disability with the opportunity to enjoy the sport at a club, regional and national level and for physical disabilities to international level.

At the grass roots level the craft and paddles may be same, however modifications can be utilised where necessary to enhance each person's ability to participate. At the recreational level, there are options of single craft and doubles craft, however singles craft are currently the only option in international competition.

For the Athletes

Canoe South Australia are looking to find the next wave of Para-Canoe champions. Para-Canoe will make it's first Paralympic appearance this year in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and Australian athletes Curtis McGrath and Amanda Reynolds have a great chance of brining home gold! We are looking for new athletes to follow in their 'wake' and represent Australia in the 2020 Tokyo games. Currently Canoe SA have a squad of Para-Canoe athletes who train Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

For Recreation

Canoe South Australia also have options for those just looking to have fun and meet new people. There are recreational sessions run by Canoe SA and a team of volunteers from Aquatic Reserve, West Lakes. These sessions provide an opportunity to try canoeing, learn some new skills and meet others who are interested in the sport. Recreational sessions are generally run from 10-11:30am most Sundays.

 

Location: West Lakes Canoe Club

Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road, West Lakes

For further information:

Canoe SA

Nick Bulmer - State Development Coach and Program Coordinator

P: 8240 3294 or 0481 463 711

E: sa.coaching@canoesa.asn.au

W: www.sa.canoe.org.au

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SAILING

Sailability World Inc. operates in numerous countries throughout the world, through activities at 350 local Sailability clubs. Sailability is a "not for profit", volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly, the financially and socially disadvantaged.

Launched in Australia in 1991, Sailability activities cover a broad spectrum, ranging from recreation, therapeutic and competitive activities, from grass-root, entry level through to elite World Championships and Paralympic training.

Location: various around SA including Port Lincoln & Goolwa

For further information:

Sailability SA

John Johnston

P: 8410 2117 or 0417 813 188

E: johno4@bigpond.com

W: www.sailability.org/au/sa/

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SWIMMING

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Swimming SA was first established as the South Australian Amateur Swimming Association in 1898 as an Incorporated Association and is the peak body for competitive swimming in South Australia.

For many years Swimming SA has been committed to addressing the needs of people with disability in the sport. This includes what happens in the pool, out of the pool and how we operate. Working in cooperation with its stakeholders and Swimming Australia we aim to make inclusion simply part of what we do.

Location & times: various across South Australia

Cost: various depending on club & activity

For further information:

Luke Curtis

Cowdrey Squad Head Coach

P: 8332 1136

E:  luke.c@norwoodswimschool.com.au

W: www.swimmingsa.org.au

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TARGET SHOOTING

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Like many other sports, most people do target shooting for fun, and our members range in age from about 10 through to over 70 years.  Some members are simply, "social shooters" and will compete at whatever level they feel comfortable. For this reason, many of our competitions are graded, or handicapped.

The sport has a number of disciplines, the International disciplines of Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle Prone, and Smallbore Rifle Three Position, and more recently we have also been including events for Benchrest competition and Sporting Rifles that are now starting to become popular amongst our membership. 

Events for people with a physical disability are also strongly contested up to the Paralympic level.

Coaching is available at no cost to any member in our sport. In South Australia we have a well equipped State Range where coaches are prepared to assist anyone almost any weekend, a variety of clubs in the country and metropolitan areas most of which have accredited coaches and equipment for beginners to use.

Location: Target Rifle SA

132 Wingfield Road, Wingfield

Times: Fridays from 6.30pm

Cost: $6.00 per session

For further information:

Jacob Gracey

DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

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TABLE TENNIS

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Two table tennis clubs in Adelaide offer programs for people with disabilities; Brighton and Woodville.

Brighton

Brighton's Clubrooms consist of 7 International standard, individual courts complete with umpiring desks and great viewing facilities. They also have a small canteen and outside Barbeque courtyard area. The clubrooms are fully wheelchair friendly with no steps and access toilet facilities.

We are one of the largest metropolitan clubs in Adelaide and is one of the few that can boast competitive teams right through every grade of competition. We are the only Adelaide suburban club that fielded a team in the National Table Tennis League, which featured the best players in Australia during it's existence in the 1990's. Brighton has had great success, winning the best club award on many occasions and taking out the coveted State League Premiership as recently as 2008.

Woodville

Woodville Districts Table Tennis is the largest table tennis club in Adelaide with 12 individual courts available for competition and practice. The club provides for all types of players including several senior groups, juniors, social players, competition players and athletes with disabilities.

Woodville currently has four of its members in the Table Tennis Australia Paralympic Preparation Squad. These players have a range of disabilities including a wheelchair athlete, physical disabilities and one athlete with an intellectual disability. One of these players has been selected in the Australian Paralympic Team and is heading for Rio in 2016.

Woodville's 12 courts are fully wheelchair friendly - the clubrooms themselves have accessible toilets, TV and lounge area, a canteen and a large shed forming part of the clubrooms for undercover BBQs. Access is via a ramp.

Head to www.wdttc.org for details of when the club is open for practice.

 

For further information:

Brighton Table Tennis Club

Joe Hoad

P: 8296 0882 or Joe: 0403 161 844

E: jhoad@iprimus.com.au or brightonttc@optusnet.com.au

W: www.brightonttc.com.au

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Woodville Districts Table Tennis Club

David Lowe (President)

P: 0422 915 965

E: spinmax@senet.com.au

W: www.wdtcc.org

 

 

 

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

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From social play, coaching, mini circuits and tournaments leading to the potential of representing your country at World Championships and the Paralympics, there’s an opportunity for players of all ages and abilities.

The beauty of wheelchair tennis is that you can play with your able-bodied family and friends as well as other wheelchair players. Under the rules of tennis the wheelchair players are permitted two bounces and the able bodied players one, but when you are practising you can play to your own rules to suit the standard of the players on the court.

When you start playing you do not require a sports wheelchair. You can play in a day chair. You may wish to strap yourself into the chair to improve your stability. Straps can be used around the waist, knees and ankles, depending on the players balance.

Tennis SA is the governing body of tennis within South Australia. Our aim is to provide the best opportunity for all people who wish to enjoy the game of tennis either competitively or socially in South Australia.

Tennis SA has sports wheelchairs available to borrow or hire.

Location: Broadview Tennis Club

Myponga Terrace, Broadview

Times: Sunday mornings 9.00am – 10.00am

Cost: Free

For further information:

Broadview Tennis Club

Martin Richards

P: 0412 099 030

OR

Jacob Gracey at DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

 

Tennis SA

P: 7224 8100

W: www.tennis.com.au/sa

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TEN PIN BOWLING

Your local bowling centre runs programs where you can learn to bowl, with experienced coaches and participate in leagues with bowlers of all abilities. By nature, the sport is easily adaptable. This is can be done by using adapted equipment including gutter rails, balls with handles, ramps and rails for the blind and vision impaired participants.

Tenpin Bowling SA has an easily to follow participation pathway that provides opportunities for new bowlers and bowlers who have the ability to represent their State and Australia at National and International events.

For further information:

Jacob Gracey

DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au

W: www.drssa.org.au

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WHEELCHAIR RUGBY (Murderball)

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Wheelchair rugby is an intense, physical team sport for male and female athletes with spinal cord or nerve damage (quadriplegia or tetraplegia). The sport can be very physical as athletes attempt to carry the ball over the opponent's goal line.

The four players on the court cannot exceed a combined total of 8 points. A volleyball is used and it can be carried, dribbled, or passed in any way except by kicking. The ball must be bounced at least once every 10 seconds and rugby is played in eight-minute quarters.

The players are classified according to their level of functional ability and are assigned a point value from 0.5 to 3.5 points – the higher the points, the more functional ability the athletes have.

Australia were the Gold Medalists at the 2012 London Paralympic Games – their first Gold in the sport since its inclusion at Paralympic level at Sydney 2000.

The South Australian team – The Sharks – compete in the national championships.

Location: Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Gym

Hampstead Road, Hampstead Gardens

Times: Wednesdays, 5.00 – 7.00pm (social & competition training)

Cost: Free, including coaching & the use of rugby chairs

For further information:

Jacob Gracey

DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: Jacob@drssa.org.au    

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WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

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Wheelchair basketball is lots of fun to play. It’s a great team sport that can help you to build up strength and coordination, learn new skills and make new friends along the way.

There is a place in wheelchair basketball for you as a player, a coach, a referee or official.

Anyone who is able to push a manual wheelchair can play wheelchair basketball. If you have limitations in running, jumping and pivoting, wheelchair basketball might be the sport for you.

You don’t need to use a wheelchair everyday to be eligible to play and able-bodied people are welcome to play too so bring your parents, family and friends and give it a go!

South Australia is currently pushing to have a team re-entered into the National Wheelchair Basketball League. If you would like to support this team please contact (08) 8234 1533.

 

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Location: Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Gym

Hampstead Road, Northfield

Times: Tuesday nights, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Costs: $6.00 per game, $2.00 to hire a chair

For further information:

Jacob Gracey

DRSSA

P: 8234 1533

E: jacob@drssa.com.au

OR

Basketball SA

P: 8345 8600

E: mhubbard@basketballsa.com.au

W: www.basketballsa.com.au

 

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Whizz Kidz Club

 

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DRSSA CEO Mark Howells explains Whizz Kidz Club

 

What is Whizz Kidz?

Whizz Kidz Club is a program that is designed to bring the opportunities that all able bodied children enjoy to children that have a disability. The most important gift that a child can receive is the opportunity to be a kid, our club is there to help kids enjoy recreational, social and sporting activities.

Whizz Kidz Club has the ability to not only support the children but offer a chance for the entire family to enjoy some time together in a happy and safe environment.

 

What does it offer the Family?

· Time out from daily caring responsibilities
· True family time where no one misses out
· Fun for all, sisters, brothers, parents, carers
· Time to talk with other families and offer support to new members
· Feel part of a community who is experiencing similar challenges.

 What can it do for the Kidz?

· Offer a chance to meet children of similar ages and needs
· Build confidence through new experiences
· Form lasting friendships and comeradery that can be found in a Club environment
· Feel part of a club that understands their unique wants and needs.

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